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2000 ford ranger gas engine no speedometer od light flashing

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2000 ford ranger gas engine no speedometer od light flashing harsh shifting auto trans
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Your truck can have 2 or 4 wheel ABS. Below are 2 links for both wire diagrams.

We need to unplug the rear axle speed sensor and the GEM module or the ABS module. OHM test both speed sensor wires from both ends to see if the wires are broken. Then OHM test them together to see if they are shorted to each other. Then from either end OHM test both wires to both battery posts to see if the wires are shorted to anything else. Your readings for each test should be 0.0, 0.0, OL out of limits, OL, and OL. If this is what you get then the wiring to the sensor is fine.The sensor is new, so its fine.

That means its either module depending on the setup you have or the wire from the module to the PCM and instrument cluster. So next you need to OHM test that wire to only see if its broken. If its fine then its the module to blame, for not making a VSS signal.

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have your answer and it sounds good however I am being told that it is probably the trans internal speed sensor can you help don
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

As you can see in the diagrams I sent from Ford, the vehicle speed sensor comes from the rear axle. This signal is used by the PCM, instrument cluster, ABS, and speed control. When this signal is not there, the transmission will shift bad. The TSS sensor inside the transmission, it can be bad, but it will not address the speedometer, that would mean you have 2 issues. Not knowing what codes are stored, I have to base it on the symptoms you mentioned and with the things not working and the lights your getting, its more than likely not a transmission internal nor external issue. Though if you want directions to remove and disassemble the transmission, to replace this sensor, let me know.